TPG wants to congratulate one of our clients “Ted’s Cigars” for successfully completing their latest licensing opportunity with A&E’s hot new TV show Duck Dynasty / Duck Commander. This license aligns the lifestyle attributes of two wonderful brands to connect even closer to this dynamic new TV shows audience in a unique and creative manner. Congratulations to all involved in this exciting relationship.
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Published May 15, 2013
This 2012 photo released by A&E shows, from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, “Duck Dynasty,” airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST. (A&E)
This publicity image released by A& E shows, from left, Phil Robertson, Si Robertson, and Jase Robertson in “Duck Dynasty,” airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST. (AP)
Since “Duck Dynasty” began airing in March 2012, Robertson said finds at least 70 people waiting in front of the warehouse every morning asking for autographs and photos. Neighbors have complained about the mobs and the police have been called.
To stop the crowds from disrupting business, and to make extra cash, Robertson said he opened the gift shop inside the Duck Commander warehouse. Items for sale in the shop are also available online.
It’s a big change for a company that sells duck calls out of a part-brick, part-cinder block warehouse on a dry, dead-end country road. Duck hunters use the whistles, which mimic duck sounds, to attract their prey.
“We’re getting more and more used to it as we go around, seeing people crowded up and wanting a picture or an autograph, and we think it’s neat,” Willie Robertson said. “We were hoping the show would have that kind of impact, and it has.”